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Swift Translation Guide for Objective-C Users: Develop and Design by Maurice Kelly

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Chapter 14. There Isn’t a Word for That

Try as Apple might, Swift was never going to be a complete feature-for-feature replacement for Objective-C in its first few releases. Conversely, Swift could never be seen as a truly modern language if it simply imitated the Objective-C feature set with only a new syntax. As a result, this chapter takes a look at some of the features left behind in the transition from Swift to Objective-C, as well as some of the new features in Swift we haven’t had a chance to delve into yet.

Only in Objective-C

The transition to any new programming language will always have an inevitable backlash regarding functionality perceived to be missing. The migration from Objective-C to Swift is no exception. The Swift developers ...

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